Weekly Wine – Famiglia

10 Feb


Dragani Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Doc
12.5% ABV
$8.15 (LCBO)

I was dreading opening this wine. There was something about this bottle that unsettled me. The label is actually OK. It looks fine and not cheap. That can’t be the problem. The price – just a smidgen over eight bucks sounded some warning bells but I’ve had passable wine at this price. Perhaps it was the name – Famiglia. There’s a pizza chain in New York City that is called Famiglia and I had a really bad slice there – perhaps that’s it.
With these reservations I opened the bottle to share with good friends while enjoying a raclette meal. What a shock – this wine was not bad. It was not too heavy or light. There were no objectionable flavours on aftertastes. It was not too fruity nor did it overpower the flavour with acidity.
A nice wine at a very reasonable price – hail to this famiglia.

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